IT Technology, 1st semester

Semester Programme

For the exchange student interested in developing an electronically smart future.

Exchange Programme

Target Group

Students with a high degree of interest in IoT, Computers with Linux and Electronics.

High School graduates are eligible for admission. See further requirements at ucl.dk.

Purpose

The semester aims at preparing the students to practically as well as theoretically to be able to work at an interdisciplinary level in the design and construction of systems encompassing the themes listed below. We could call these systems “IoT systems”.

  • Project management and participation
  • Embedded hard and software
  • Python programming
  • Network routing and switching
  • Electronics
Bettina Lynn Szweda International Coordinator

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English. You will experience a lot of different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, exchange of experiences, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work at the end of the module.

Conditions

In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to have a solid knowledge and practical experience in setting up a system including:

  • Project management and participation
  • Embedded hard and software
  • Python programming
  • Network routing and switching
  • Electronics

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to international@ucl.dk to learn more.  

Activity 1

Type of Activity

Team Project

Name

Project (Project management and participation)

ECTS

6

Workload

27 hours per ECTS point. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Working on a team project related to the in parallel running courses Embedded, Electronics and Networking, and possibly with a company. We use GitLab for project management.

Besides consolidating the material from the other courses, a large part of the project is directly related to the topic about project management.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • how to conduct a project workflow at a basic level

The student is able to:

  • set up a project plan for medium scale projects at a basic level
  • take part in a practice-oriented project development processes at a basic level

 

Activity 2

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Embedded

ECTS

6

Workload

27 hours per ECTS point. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Working with building, configuring and programming an embedded system.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • the basics of embedded system at a basic level

The student is able to:

  • configure/program basic embedded/microcontroller systems at a basic level
  • take part in a practice-oriented development processes within IoT at a basic level

 

Activity 3

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Network

ECTS

6

Workload

27 hours per ECTS point. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Configuring routes and switches with protocols like TCP, IP and DHCP. Setting up DHCP, NAT, DMZ and Port forwarding and servers and clients to test the networks.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • network protocols and server technologies in general at a basic level

The student is able to:

  • implement practical network solutions by configuring routers and switches at a basic level
  • take part in a practice-oriented networking development processes at a basic level

 

Activity 4

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Electronics

ECTS

6

Workload

27 hours per ECTS point. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

At a basic level designing, building, and testing electronics circuits to control e.g. actuators like motors, pumps, and light emitters. Designing, building, and testing electronics circuits for a variety of sensors like pressure sensor, temperature sensor, light sensor, altitude sensor.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • technical mathematics applied to the subject area as needed to understand electronic circuits and construction at a basic level

The student can:

  • design, build and test basic electronics circuits aimed at IoT at a basic level
  • undertake analysis, diagnosis, testing and maintenance of the electronic systems at a basic level

 

Activity 5

Type of Activity

Course

Name

Programming

ECTS

6

Workload

27 hours per ECTS point. Including lectures, teamwork, homework and preparation.

Learning Outcome

Programming in Python.

The student possesses knowledge and understanding of:

  • programming at a basic level

The student can:

  • implement or transform a given task into a program or script aimed at IoT at a basic level
  • undertake analysis, diagnosis, testing and maintenance of a basic programme or script at a basic level

The semester is finalized with an interdisciplinary Multiple Choice test or a practical test.